Visit the Zoo

Zoo Hours

Open Daily • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nov. 24 • Thanksgiving • Closed
Nov. 25 • Closed 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Open for Zoo Lights Powered by LES 5:30 - 9 p.m.

Please Note: The aviary, penguin exhibit and flamingo yard are currently closed due to temporary proactive measures to protect avian species at the Zoo from highly pathogenic avian influenza.

Zoo Admission Prices

Admission Tickets Ages Prices
Zoo Members All Ages FREE
See Membership Options
Adults 13 - 61 $14.95
Children 2 - 12 $12.95
Seniors 62 & over $12.95
Kids 1 & under
Ride Tickets Prices
2 Giraffe Feed Bundles $5
Train Ride $3
Pony Ride $5
Rentals Prices
Stroller/Wagon $5
Wheelchair $5

Safely Visiting the Zoo

  • Guests are encouraged to practice safe social distancing, remaining 6' apart from others
  • All Zoo staff will have their temperatures checked before beginning work
  • If a guest feels sick before their visit, we ask that they not visit the Zoo. 
  • An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. By visiting the Lincoln Children's Zoo you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you offer discounts for members of other zoos? 
Yes, we participate in the AZA Reciprocal Admissions Program. If you are a member of a participating zoo, including zoos in Omaha, Kansas City, and Des Moines, you can receive discounted tickets to the Zoo. Please bring your memberships cards for your home zoo with you when you visit Lincoln Children's Zoo. 

Do you offer a military discount?
Yes, we offer a military discount. Please bring your military ID with you when you visit the Zoo. 

Is food available for purchase?
Food and beverages are available for purchase at Café 65.

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